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Walter S. Winkler

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On March 27, 2017 @ 5:09 pm In Obituary | 18 Comments

American FlagWalter S. Winkler, age 93, of La Grange Park passed away on March 26, 2017, WW II Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Winkler, nee Okopski; loving father of Vincent (Joan) Winkler, John (Paula) Winkler, Thomas (Kathleen) Winkler, Warren (Laura) Winkler, Sheila (Jonathan) Genson and Dennis (Marisa) Winkler; proud grandfather of Diana (Ryan) Curtis, Shannon (Oscar) Alfaro, Stephen (Mindy) Winkler, Kathryn (Adam) Bauer, David (Lisa) Winkler, Meghan Winkler, Emily Winkler, Bradley Winkler, Amanda Winkler, Abby (Ryan) Collett, Thomas Genson and Savannah Winkler; great-grandfather of Hailey Alfaro, Aubrey Alfaro, Olivia Curtis, Jude Collett and Grace Winkler; fond brother of Stanley (the late Helen) Winkler, Genevieve (the late Edward) Grucella and Mary (Don) Kahnt. Volunteer fireman in La Grange Park for 25 Years. A founding parishioner of St. Louise de Marillac Parish. Visitation Thursday, March 30, 2017, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Friday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Walter S. Winkler”

Condolence from Paul Zimmermann on March 27th, 2017 7:22 pm


I am so sorry to hear of your and your family’s loss. You are in my thoughts.

Paul Zimmermann

Condolence from Jonathan Shack on March 27th, 2017 7:48 pm

I am very sorry for your loss. You are in Heather’s and my thoughts. May the love and support of your family help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from John and Anne Chadwick on March 27th, 2017 8:58 pm

We are sadden to hear the passing of Mr. Winkler on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Mr. Winkler and Mrs. Winkler were good friends of my late parents Eugene and Marie Chadwick. It is hard to say good-bye to such a fine person and a great neighbor. Our prayers are with the family during this sorrowful time.

Condolence from Ronald Lizik on March 28th, 2017 7:59 am

Cindy, Daniel and I want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.

Ronald, Cindy and Daniel Lizik

Condolence from Doreen Krzyzanowski on March 28th, 2017 9:09 am

So very sorry for the passing of Walter. Such a wonderful husband and father he seemed to be. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. Just know that he is still with you in spirit and wishes you to continue on joyfully with your life until we are all reunited. Rejoice in his long, loving and successful life!
My deepest condolences.

Condolence from The Schleitwiler Family on March 28th, 2017 9:35 am

We were sad to learn about Wally’s passing. You were blessed to have him for so long. He was a very nice neighbor and a good conversationist.

Condolence from Marilyn Lindberg on March 28th, 2017 10:25 am

We are so very sorry. We have so many happy memories of time spent together and our Dads sharing stories. He will be missed but leaves a wonderful legacy in the family that he was extremely proud of. Take care of each other, now and always.

Condolence from Deb Gruber on March 28th, 2017 1:31 pm

So sorry for your families loss, my deepest condolances to you all

Condolence from Sree & Satheesh on March 28th, 2017 1:55 pm

We are sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.

Condolence from Lisa Rimas on March 28th, 2017 6:59 pm

The Rimas family sends our deepest condolences to you and your family as you move through your fathers transition. May the connection to beautiful loving memories bring you strength and peace through the upcoming days and years to come. You’re all in our thoughts.
RIP Mr. Winkler.
Forever connected….
Love and Light xoxo

Condolence from Gina Beard & Lisa Bjork on March 28th, 2017 7:21 pm

Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy to the Winkler family.

Condolence from Renata Bzdyk on March 29th, 2017 11:01 am

The Bzdyk family sends deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from La Grange American Legion Post on March 30th, 2017 6:21 am

The members of The American Legion Post 1941 in La Grange wish to offer our condolences to Walter’s family. We are losing our WWII veterans at a decreasing rate because there are fewer and fewer of them left with every passing day. So sad. The “Greatest Generation” for certain. Walter’s name, dates and branch of service will be engraved on a plaque added to the wall of heroes in the lobby of our Post Home. Thanks for your service Walter, you will be missed by your veteran brothers and sisters.

Condolence from Zane and Joan Smith on March 30th, 2017 11:38 am

Sheila, Tom and Dennis, Our thoughts and prayers to the Winkler Family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Paul and Mona Sykora on March 30th, 2017 3:20 pm

Dear Joan and Vince, Please accept our sympathy. Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time for you and your family.

Condolence from Mark and Renee Bauer on March 31st, 2017 7:41 am

We are so very saddened to hear of your loss. What a very warm and wonderful man he was. He was very proud of his family as well he should be. We have so many fond memories of him that we will hold dear in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Grandma Winkler and the whole family at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Marlene Miller on April 5th, 2017 8:33 am

Warren So sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. Thoughts and prayers being sent to you and the Winkler family.

Condolence from Michael Sheehan on April 6th, 2017 7:40 pm

To the entire Winkler Family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Walter. We lived down the street years ago and enjoyed talking with Walter and Mary Ann. Thank you for your service to the country and to the La Grange Park Fire Department!

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